STONY POINT POLICE DEPARTMENT:
Ruica White, 24, residing at 66 Village Mill, Haverstraw, NY, was arrested for petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor, at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 13, 2017. Patrols responded to the ShopRite on Holt Drive regarding a Loss Prevention Officer holding one person for shoplifting. The defendant was charged with stealing $44.83 worth of merchandise from ShopRite. She was arrested and released without bail with a court date of Dec. 19, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Brian Lovett, age 63, residing at 12 North Liberty Dr., Stony Point, NY, was arrested for operating a vehicle with a suspended registration, a VT misdemeanor, at 10:30 a.m. on Nov.14, 2017. Patrol stopped the defendant after the patrol vehicle license plate reader activated on a possible suspended license plate on a vehicle driven by the defendant. He was processed on the scene of the stop on 9W and was issued a ticket returnable Dec. 19, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. in Stony Point Justice Court.
AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION
Thomas Bolak, age 47, residing at 432 Main St., Highland Falls, NY, was arrested on Nov. 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. for aggravated unlicensed operation in the second degree, a VT misdemeanor, at 7 p.m. on Nov. 18, 2017. Patrol stopped a vehicle on 9W in Tomkins Cove for a traffic violation and the driver was found to have nine suspensions on his drivers license. He was processed at the police station and released on $100 cash bail and issued several tickets returnable Dec. 19, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. in Stony Point Justice Court.
Joseph Fleishcer, age 47, of 398 Rock Cut Road, Walden, NY, and William McDonough, age 37, of various Newburgh addresses, currently homeless, were arrested on Nov. 25, 2017 at 4:30 a.m. for criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, criminal trespassing in the third degree, criminal mischief, intent to damage property, possession of burglar tools, grand larceny in the fourth degree and possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. At approximately 3:20 a.m. on Saturday morning, an alert resident reported males leaving the Rental Zone on 9W in Stony Point after loading two snow blowers in the back of a van. Patrol officers were given a description of the vehicle and stopped a van a short time later on 9W near Bear Mountain. Officers observed two snow blowers in the van and investigation uncovered further evidence and tools used in the crime. A glass crack pipe containing cocaine residue was also located in the van. Both subject were processed and arraigned before Stony Point Justice Court and were remanded to the Rockland County Jail; Fleishcer on $45,000 bail and McDonough on $15,000 bail. They are due back in court today at 10:30 a.m.
FATAL CAR ACCIDENT
On November 25 at 1 p.m., patrol responded to an overturned vehicle on 9W in Tomkins Cove. Upon arrival, a female victim driver was removed from a single car accident and transported to Nyack Hospital with serious injuries. A short time later, the victim died. There were no other passengers. At this time, the cause of death has not been determined. The road condition was clear and dry. The car drove off the road for an undetermined reason, struck a rock embankment and partially overturned. Stony Point Police were assisted at the scene by the Stony Point Fire Dept., the Clarkstown Police Accident Investigation Team, Rockland County BCI and the RCME office. Stony Point Police are continuing the investigation. If anyone witnessed the accident, they’re asked to call the Stony Point Police Department Detective Bureau at 845-786-2422. The victim has been identified as Eileen Blackwell, age 70, of Tenafly, NJ.
VILLAGE OF SPRING VALLEY:
SWASTIKAS DRAWN ON WINDOW
On November 27 at 9:30 a.m., the Spring Valley Police Department responded to Jill Lane for a report of swastikas drawn on a vehicle. The initial investigation revealed that someone had drawn two swastikas into the dust/dirt of a van’s rear window, possibly with their finger. The owner of the van reported that he did not notice the drawings and did not know who did them. He also advised that he could not be sure if they were drawn at this location or in Orange County where he resides. The case s being investigated by the Spring Valley Police Department Detective Bureau and the Department asks anyone who has any information on this incident to please call the Spring Valley Police Department at 845-356-7400.
CLARKSTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT:
ASSAULT OF A POLICE OFFICER
The Clarkstown Police Department arrested a male and a female and is looking for a third suspect in a felony shoplifting arrest that resulted in charges being filed against the female suspect for assaulting an officer. The officer sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated and released from Nyack ER. The female suspect was also treated and released from Nyack ER. On Friday November 24, 2017 at approximately 5 p.m., the Clarkstown Police Department responded to Lord and Taylor in the Palisades Center Mall, West Nyack for a report of three suspects filling a “booster” bag with stolen merchandise. Upon the arrival of patrol officers, the suspects were exiting the store. The store loss prevention officer attempted to stop the male holding the merchandise. That suspect threw the merchandise at the store employee and ran off. He was described as a male black in his twenties, wearing a brown and green jacket and red pants with white stripes. The other two suspects were apprehended by responding officers. Both suspects resisted arrest during the arrest process. They were taken into custody and transported to police headquarters for processing. The stolen merchandise was valued at $2,615 and consisted of men’s clothing. The suspects were identified as Jayquan Nash, 27, of Brooklyn and Jackie Whitehead, 24, of Brooklyn. While attempting to place Whitehead in a cell, she violently struggled with officers. One officer was kicked in the knee by Whitehead. The officer sustained an injury and was treated and released at Nyack ER. Nash was placed in a cell without incident. Nash was charged with grand larceny in the fourth degree, a felony; criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, a felony; and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor. Whitehead was charged grand larceny in the fourth degree, a felony; assault in the second degree, a felony; and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor. They were arraigned in Clarkstown Justice Court. Bail was set at $20,000 and remanded to Rockland County Jail. They will return to court at a later date.
RAMAPO POLICE DEPARTMENT:
On November 28, 2017, the Ramapo Police Investigations Division arrested Krzysztof Niepostyn, 26, of Suffern. Video footage obtained regarding a burglary on Saturday, November 25, revealed a suspect climbing through a kitchen window of a residence in Airmont. Through investigation, Niepostyn was identified and arrested as this suspect. Niepostyn was charged with burglary in the second degree, a class C felony. He was arraigned and released after posting $25,000 cash bail pending a future court appearance in the Village of Airmont Justice Court.